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Suicide of Australian teen ad star sparks cyber-bullying campaign

SYDNEY (AFP) – The father of a teenager who starred in adverts for a well-known Australian hat brand and killed herself after being bullied online has vowed her life “will not be wasted” as a campaign against cyber-bullying gains traction.

A memorial for 14-year-old Amy Everett, known as Dolly, who was once the face of the wide-brimmed Akubra hat, is being held Friday following her suicide on January 3 after constant harassment.

Her family launched the #stopbullyingnow campaign, which has rapidly spread on social media, and plan to establish the “Dolly’s Dream” trust to raise awareness around bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide.

“This week has been an example of how social media should be used, it has also been an example of how it shouldn’t be,” her father Tick Everett said in an emotional Facebook post.

“If we can help other precious lives from being lost and the suffering of so many, then

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/suicide-of-australian-teen-ad-star-sparks-cyber-bullying-campaign

Anonymous messaging service sparks cyber bullying concerns

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– A controversial app is raising a lot of concerns. It’s called Sarahah. The creators of the anonymous messaging service say it allows you to give “honest feedback.” However, there’s already been reports of bullying as it becomes more popular with teens.

“Well it’s scary.”

It’s how Bridget Plenn feels about a brand new app called Sarahah.

The latest in the world of anonymous messaging tech. She wonders if it will contribute to the cyber bullying epidemic as she watches her 11-year-old son Andrew play baseball in Northeast Philadelphia.

“My son is very sensitive I feel like for his age. He’s always worried about what people think of him and he always wants to you know, be friends,” she told FOX 29.

Sarahah is Arabic for “candor” or “openness”and shot

Read more at: http://www.fox29.com/news/271190188-story

Anonymous messaging service sparks cyber bullying concerns …

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– A controversial app is raising a lot of concerns. It’s called Sarahah. The creators of the anonymous messaging service say it allows you to give “honest feedback.” However, there’s already been reports of bullying as it becomes more popular with teens.

“Well it’s scary.”

It’s how Bridget Plenn feels about a brand new app called Sarahah.

The latest in the world of anonymous messaging tech. She wonders if it will contribute to the cyber bullying epidemic as she watches her 11-year-old son Andrew play baseball in Northeast Philadelphia.

“My son is very sensitive I feel like for his age. He’s always worried about what people think of him and he always wants to you know, be friends,” she told FOX 29.

Sarahah is Arabic for “candor” or “openness”and shot

Read more at: http://www.fox29.com/news/271190188-story